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Book Cafe Book Group – The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

A monthly meeting of this long-running and lively book group. Gather with interesting, thoughtful people to discuss this month’s book selection and snack on coffee and cake. To keep the titles timely and meaningful, each month’s choice is agreed upon at the previous meeting and all books are available at the library prior to the meeting. Great fun. This discussion will be held off site. Please call or stop by for location.

Reviews

“Deliciously intriguing . . . with complex and subtle undertones [and] laced with Barnes’ trademark wit and graceful writing.” —The Washington Times

“Ominous and disturbing. . . . This outwardly tidy and conventional story is one of Barnes’s most indelible [and] looms oppressively in our minds.” –The Wall Street Journal

“Brief, beautiful….That fundamentally chilling question – Am I the person I think I am? -turns out to be a surprisingly suspenseful one…. As Barnes so elegantly and poignantly revels, we are all unreliable narrators, redeemed not by the accuracy of our memories but by our willingness to question them.” —Julie Wittes Schlack, The Boston Globe.

“A brilliant, understated examination of memory and how it works, how it compartmentalizes and fixes impressions to tidily store away….. Barnes reminds his readers how fragile is the tissue of impressions we conveniently rely upon as bedrock.” —Tom Zelman, Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

Julian Barnes’s honors include the Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2004 he was named Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. He lives in London.

www.julianbarnes.com

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